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ALL IMAGES HEREIN ARE OF WILD ANIMALS TAKEN "IN SITU" AND DISTURBED AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE.
GEAR: Images were captured with either a Nikon D500 or D7100 body. For insects to spiders to lizards to snakes ("macrophotography"), I use a Tokina 100mm f/2.8 1:1 macro lens, with either natural light, Nikon SB900 speedlight diffused with a softbox (preferred) or Sigma EM-140 ring flash (more durable for trail hiking) depending on situation. At night a Generay LED light attached to body tripod mount illuminates subject for focusing.
I typically shoot small creatures in aperture priority with f/18 being the most common aperture. For birds and mammals, etc., I have used either a Nikon 70-200 f/2.8, Nikon 300mm f/4 with or without 1.4x teleconverter (2017 images), or a Sigma "Contemporary" 150-600mm f/5-6.3 or Tamron 100-400 f/4.5-6 (2018 images), usually in full manual adjusting for zoom length or aperture priority. I shoot RAW and post-process in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. Logo watermark was created in Adobe Illustrator and is applied during Lightroom export. Adobe Photoshop is used primarily to add the info graphics seen on some images or occasionally to remove spots or distracting features.
All images are © Michael A. Jacobi and all rights are reserved.